Legendary writer Maya Angelou died today at age 86.
Angelou, an award-winning writer, activist, teacher, and civil rights activist, was found unresponsive in her Winston-Salem, N.C., home.
As news of her death spread, famous friends and admirers took to Twitter to express their thoughts and grieve her loss.
Update: President Obama issued a statement on Angelou's death.
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